How to only send certain details when sharing your own Contacts card

Contacts Private Me Card Mac

One of the easiest ways to share your contact information with someone is by sending them your Contacts card. After all, this card has your full name, phone number(s), email address, street address, and any other details you add to it.

But at the same time, you may not want to share all of this information when you send your card. The Contacts app on Mac offers a convenient feature labeled the Me Card. With it, you can decide exactly what details are shared when you send your Contacts card, and here’s how.

Create your Me Card in Contacts on Mac

Open the Contacts app on your Mac and then follow these steps to limit the details you send on your card.

1) Click Contacts > Preferences from the menu bar.

2) Select the vCard tab.

3) Check the box for Enable private me card.

Enable Private Me Card Contacts Mac

4) Optionally, you can uncheck the next two boxes for Export notes in vCards and Export photos in vCards. If you leave these checked, then obviously any notes or photos you have attached to your card will be sent right along with it. So if you do not want to include those with your card, uncheck those boxes.

Choose your details

Next, open your Contacts card. You can do this quickly by clicking Card > Go To My Card from the menu bar.

1) When your Contacts card appears, click the Edit button at the bottom.

2) Now you’ll see checkboxes to the right of your information in the Share column. Simply check those that you want to include in your Me Card. You can add, remove, or edit any of the details here as well.

3) Click Done when you finish.

Edit Private Me Card Contacts Mac

If you want to double-check these changes, share the card with yourself via Messages, Mail, or another option in your Share Menu.

Click the Share button on the bottom right of the window and pick your option.

When you receive and open your Contacts card, it should only contain the details you chose.

Shared Me Card Contacts Mac

Wrapping it up

You can’t be too careful with your personal information these days. So if you don’t want to set up a separate Contacts card with limited details that you share with others, this Me Card option is another way to go.

Do you have any tips like this you’d like to share for the Contacts app on Mac? If so, feel free to comment below!

And for more help, check out how to sort your contacts or customize the card template in Contacts on Mac.